At their 25th annual meeting yesterday the Lord’s Bounty Food Banks Food Distribution Chair Dennis Hydamaka reported an increase in food distribution during their past year ending September 30th. The number of client files decreased from 221 to 200 with the average family having 1.8 members. They experienced a zero increase in hampers distributed but a 3.9 percent increase in the number of people fed with families fed being larger. 1420 food hampers were distributed to feed 2598 people which is their third largest number since opening 25 years ago.
Hydamaka reported their food supply is in good shape as a result of several food drives and a considerable food donation from Winnipeg Harvest. He added they have been blessed with several donations of cash from individuals, businesses and organizations taking in 29 thousand dollars over the past year.